History Main / DeathAsComedy

11th Oct '16 7:36:19 AM erforce
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** In the third movie, a pirate is killed as part of [[IncomingHam Captain Teague's introduction]].
** In the fourth movie:

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** In the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third movie, movie]], a pirate is killed as part of [[IncomingHam Captain Teague's introduction]].
** In the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides fourth movie:movie]]:



* ''TheHangover Part III'' has two in a row in its beginning, setting up the film's plot: a giraffe is decapitated by an overpass, causing a pile-up; and Alan's dad has a heart attack after discussing this with him (it happens in the background as he is listening to some loud music to get over the heavy conversation).

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* ''TheHangover Part III'' ''Film/TheHangoverPartIII'' has two in a row in its beginning, setting up the film's plot: a giraffe is decapitated by an overpass, causing a pile-up; and Alan's dad has a heart attack after discussing this with him (it happens in the background as he is listening to some loud music to get over the heavy conversation).
9th Oct '16 3:24:49 PM dmcreif
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* The sudden death (at her desk) of Don's ancient secretary Miss Blankenship on ''Series/MadMen'' (in episode 4.09, "The Beautiful Girls") is played for some of the most ridiculous laughs the series has ever seen from start of the subplot (the discovery that she's dead) to the [[FunnyBackgroundEvent shunting around of her body in a rolling chair]] to avoid being seen by the clients. The subplot ends, however, on a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments very heartwarming moment]] from her former lover Bert Cooper: "She was born in 1898 in a barn. She died on the 37th floor of a skyscraper. She's an astronaut."

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjInPSmSZW8 The sudden death death]] (at her desk) of Don's ancient secretary Miss Blankenship on ''Series/MadMen'' (in episode 4.09, "The Beautiful Girls") is played for some of the most ridiculous laughs the series has ever seen from start of the subplot (the discovery that she's dead) to the [[FunnyBackgroundEvent shunting around of her body in a rolling chair]] to avoid being seen by the clients. The subplot ends, however, on a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments very heartwarming moment]] (but still funny) note from her former lover Bert Cooper: "She was born in 1898 in a barn. She died on the 37th floor of a skyscraper. She's an astronaut."
16th Feb '16 8:41:28 PM Angeldeb82
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Come on, admit it. We've all seen it. Some [[ButtMonkey hapless loser]] or [[{{Mooks}} faceless redshirt]] bites it in a [[CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon strange]] and [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment unusual way]]. Maybe it was [[UndignifiedDeath embarrassing]]. Maybe he died because of [[TooDumbToLive his own stupidity]]. Maybe he had an {{anvil|OnHead}} dropped on him, or better yet a [[DroppedABridgeOnHim bridge]]. Maybe he keeps getting killed every week by some monster, only to come back to be [[TheyKilledKenny killed off again]]. Perhaps he's [[TheWoobie small, furry]], and [[WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends cute]], yet the death is depicted as {{gor|n}}y and defined as possible. Any way it happens, someone is going to chuckle... unless you happen to be a {{Moral Guardian|s}} or easy offended, in which case it's DudeNotFunny.

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Come on, admit it. We've all seen it. Some [[ButtMonkey hapless loser]] or [[{{Mooks}} faceless redshirt]] bites it in a [[CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon strange]] and [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment unusual way]]. Maybe it was [[UndignifiedDeath embarrassing]]. Maybe he died because of [[TooDumbToLive his own stupidity]]. Maybe he had an {{anvil|OnHead}} dropped on him, or better yet a [[DroppedABridgeOnHim bridge]]. Maybe he keeps getting killed every week by some monster, only to come back to be [[TheyKilledKenny [[TheyKilledKennyAgain killed off again]]. Perhaps he's [[TheWoobie small, furry]], and [[WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends cute]], yet the death is depicted as {{gor|n}}y and defined as possible. Any way it happens, someone is going to chuckle... unless you happen to be a {{Moral Guardian|s}} or easy offended, in which case it's DudeNotFunny.



* ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan'' has titular character [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon Dokuro]], an angelic assassin, play this straight with the [[{{Buttmonkey}} unfortunate]] [[GenderBlenderName Sakura]], who gets an [[{{Gorn}} explicitly animated]] horrible club to the wherever whenever he does something Dokuro finds vaguely inappropriate. Of course, she also possesses the [[GoodThingYouCanHeal ability to bring him back]], which leads to a [[TheyKilledKennyAgain vicious cycle]].

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* ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan'' has titular character [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon Dokuro]], an angelic assassin, play this straight with the [[{{Buttmonkey}} [[ButtMonkey unfortunate]] [[GenderBlenderName Sakura]], who gets an [[{{Gorn}} explicitly animated]] horrible club to the wherever whenever he does something Dokuro finds vaguely inappropriate. Of course, she also possesses the [[GoodThingYouCanHeal ability to bring him back]], which leads to a [[TheyKilledKennyAgain vicious cycle]].



* ''Film/WeekendAtBernies'' and [[WeekendAtBerniesII its sequel]], along with any film that uses [[OfCorpseHesAlive the same schtick]].

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* ''Film/WeekendAtBernies'' and [[WeekendAtBerniesII its sequel]], sequel, along with any film that uses [[OfCorpseHesAlive the same schtick]].



* [[Series/RedDwarf Arnold J. Rimmer]]. Twice. And in fact everyone on the ship except for the main characters; this is after all the TropeNamer for EverybodysDeadDave we're talking about.

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* [[Series/RedDwarf Arnold J. Rimmer]]. Rimmer.]] Twice. And in fact everyone on the ship except for the main characters; this is after all the TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} for EverybodysDeadDave we're talking about.



** The crowner was that Compa [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments can heal his wounds, but cannot undo his death flag.]]

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** The crowner was that Compa [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments can heal his wounds, but cannot undo his death flag.]]flag]].
7th Jul '15 10:43:54 AM nombretomado
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* Noted examples from ''LooneyTunes'' cartoons:

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* Noted examples from ''LooneyTunes'' ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoons:
30th Jun '15 7:36:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheTroubleWithHarry'': The closest thing Hitchcock ever made to a comedy. A body turns up in the woods outside a small town. As the local authorities try to figure out who killed him, one by one the entire town confesses to the murder.

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* ''TheTroubleWithHarry'': ''Film/TheTroubleWithHarry'': The closest thing Hitchcock ever made to a comedy. A body turns up in the woods outside a small town. As the local authorities try to figure out who killed him, one by one the entire town confesses to the murder.
26th Jun '15 11:54:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy Returns]]'' has this:

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* ''[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy Returns]]'' ''Film/TheMummyReturns'' has this:
25th Jun '15 3:29:44 AM Delta5Qmp
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* In ''{{Literature/Valhalla}}'', after an intense and serious chase sequence, the novel's BigBad is accidentally smashed to death by a rolling mutant walrus.
18th May '15 2:04:45 PM TheGreenHerring
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* Played straight nearly constantly on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', be it with Kenny or anyone who happens to get hit with the biggest IdiotBall at the time.

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* Played straight nearly constantly on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', be it with Kenny [[TheyKilledKennyAgain Kenny]] or anyone who happens to get hit with the biggest IdiotBall at the time.
12th May '15 4:11:36 AM ading
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* A comical death is the inevitable fate of anyone who befriends, talks to, looks at, or gets within driving distance of ''WesternAnimation/XavierRenegadeAngel''. Two or three episodes (depending on how you interpret the GainaxEnding of "Bloodcorn") end with TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt PlayedForLaughs.

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* A comical death is the inevitable best fate of anyone who befriends, talks to, looks at, or gets within driving distance of ''WesternAnimation/XavierRenegadeAngel''.''WesternAnimation/XavierRenegadeAngel'' can hope for. Two or three episodes (depending on how you interpret the GainaxEnding of "Bloodcorn") end with TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt PlayedForLaughs.
12th May '15 4:11:00 AM ading
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* A comical death is the inevitable fate of anyone who befriends, talks to, looks at, or gets within driving distance of ''WesternAnimation/XavierRenegadeAngel''. Two or three episodes (depending on how you interpret the GainaxEnding of "Bloodcorn") end with TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt PlayedForLaughs.
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